How India Gives Global Governance the Biggest Headache - By Barbara Crossette | Foreign Policy An article that comes out scathingly against India by Barbara Crossette, a former New Delhi bureau chief for the New York Times. let me start one by one on the points she has made 1) She talks about India not signing the Nuclear Non- proliferation treaty but is India's safety possible if we sign it in a region as volatile as ours is the question she fails to answer.Also the timing of the NPT agreement in 1968 was decided keeping in mind that India was fast progressing on an nuclear weapons path and would soon conduct a test(which it did in 1974), the NPT timing was designed to try to keep India out. As for the Pakistanis following Indian tests in 1998 it is widely rumored that they conducted their first test at Lop Nor in May 1983 the same was attended by the then Pakistani foreign minister Yakub Khan. The nuclear proliferation in south Asia was accelerated by A.Q.khans nuclear walmart not by anything India has ever done. 2) As far as environmental issue are concerned India has a far lower per capita ratio of carbon emissions than most if not all of the developed world. India has also put in a rigid system of environmental controls wherein we are trying to control pollution without signing any agreements" the DPCC directive to all five star hotels in Delhi to get ISO14001 certified being one". Copenhagen failed not because of India refusing to sign "As she herself says we are but a nation of little bearing in world affairs" she should read the article below If you want to know who's to blame for Copenhagen, look to the US Senate | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian as for Doha one needs only to follow the link to see who the experts blame International Economic Law and Policy Blog: The Doha Failure: Plenty of Blame to Go Around 3) While vested Interests within the Indian Polity may or may not have pushed for the removal of Paul Wolfowitz, corrupt interests have been known to do far worse however for the sake of further study i have attached a pdf on the reasons wolfowitz was removed by the Montreal international forum. 4)As far as limiting international assistance to education and limited NGO's. i would say it is the right thing to do given India's rainbow social fabric with a multitude of different ethnicities, religions and linguistic groups all co-habitating in the same space. India needs to make sure that any foreign group does not disturb this balance if that means leaving the Evangelists and Jehovah's witnesses out well so be it. 5) i will not comment anything more on the denial of visas to the amnesty head except saying that it was a political move by the party in power at the time and does not reflect Indian foreign policy as a whole. 6)On the last point let's just say each nation including India has skeletons in it's closet,International votes are decided on the vagaries of geopolitical considerations not on morals. the author being a citizen of the nation that has through it's foreign policies been directly or indirectly responsible for the deaths of millions of civilians in other nations of the world should realize that.